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Sutton Hoo: Work to remove overhead power lines from Anglo-Saxon burial ground begins

PUBLISHED: 11:00 18 January 2013

The view at Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge, is set to be improved thanks to a £200,000 project to remove overhead power lines.

The view at Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge, is set to be improved thanks to a £200,000 project to remove overhead power lines.

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THE view of one of the world’s greatest archaeological finds of all time is set to be improved thanks to a £200,000 project to remove overhead electricity lines.

UK Power Networks has begun work at Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge to replace around 1.5km of high-voltage overhead power lines with underground cables.

The world-famous site, which is managed by the National Trust and sits within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), consists of a group of Anglo-Saxon burial mounds.

The four-week project to remove the power lines means there will now be uninterrupted views of the landscape down to the River Deben.

An archaeologist will be on site at all times while the work is taking place.

Bosses hope putting the cables underground will also improve the reliability of the service as they will no longer be susceptible to the elements.

Shaun Barrell, UK Power Networks’ protected areas and major projects officer, said: “This is an extremely important site of great historical significance and we are pleased to be playing our part in enhancing this beautiful landscape for the thousands of people who visit the area each year.”

Martin Atkinson, the National Trust’s property manager for Sutton Hoo, said: “Removing the power lines from the view and putting them underground will keep this stunning setting looking as timeless as possible and help people connect with the long lost Anglo-Saxon past.”

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